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by HungFist
13 May 2018, 12:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Violence Voyager (Ujicha, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Violence Voyager (Ujicha, 2018)

That's cool news, thanks.
by HungFist
12 May 2018, 12:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Arrow is like a faded version of how it should look like. I don't own it, but I think if you enhanced the color and blacks a bit, you'd probably get an acceptable presentation. The internet is full of all kinds of self-declared experts who claim to know how Japanese films are supposed to look li...
by HungFist
12 May 2018, 03:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The colours on the BD looked rather subdued to me (I watched the Arrow version). It's regrettably colorless, yes, but still much preferrable to the Criterion transfer which looks like it was supervised by Michael Bay for MTV... it's an absolute disgrace. - http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=...
by HungFist
11 May 2018, 18:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The American (USA, 2010) [Hulu] - 4.5/5 Quiet, lonely hitman (Clooney) retreats to a small Italian town by the mountains and starts working on a new assignment. Atmospheric, beautifully filmed and impressively low key film which reminded me of the most meditative of Italian action films and western...
by HungFist
11 May 2018, 17:23
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sion Sono
Replies: 103
Views: 73195

Re: Sion Sono

That sounds interesting. Beats Shinjuku Swan 3 for sure.
by HungFist
10 May 2018, 14:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai (武士道残酷物語) (Japan, 1963) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Repetitive and overlong, but powerful criticism of the Japanese social hierarchy and the unreasonable side of the traditionally romanticised bushido code. The film chronicles eight generations of Iigura family men (cleverl...
by HungFist
09 May 2018, 05:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I watched a film last night and I can't remember what it was. It'll come back to me... Getting old, huh? Olympus Has Fallen (USA, 2013) [Hulu] - 3/5 Dumb, occasionally incomprehensible but fun action thriller. The hero keeps putting himself in a disadvantage by feeding the enemy with information fo...
by HungFist
08 May 2018, 10:39
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fist in Japan
Replies: 458
Views: 83910

Re: Fist in Japan

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by HungFist
07 May 2018, 09:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Mortal Kombat (1995-USA-Thailand) **½ Imaginative game-to-film adaptation overcomes a thin script with impressive production design and plenty action (the best of it choreographed by star Robin Shou). Christopher Lambert treats the material with knowing irreverence. Soundtrack is spot on (even thou...
by HungFist
04 May 2018, 10:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Slight spoilers ahead Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3 (USA, 2018) [Hulu] - 3.5/5 Just as enjoyable as the first two season, and perhaps the most even of them. Season 1 started with some of the worst episodes in the show, with absolutely appalling CGI shit splatter (thank God Sam Raimi didn't direct any ...
by HungFist
03 May 2018, 13:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Siege (1982-Canada) *½ I was kind of expecting that :lol: P.S. Streaming is a waste of money. You don't own anything. I'd only pay for something I can hold in my hand (other than my dick). ;) Does that mean you never rented anything? You don't own rental discs either. And never saw a film in cinema...
by HungFist
03 May 2018, 05:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Just checked. No Hulu in the UK. If it's a pay service, I wouldn't bother anyways, as I'd never pay to stream anything. Why not? Is it this film here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slowg6hJ5mE Yes, however, that seems to be cut by 10 minutes. It's missing all the character introductions ( the her...
by HungFist
02 May 2018, 15:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

What's Hulu? I guess you don't have it in the UK? Like Netflix, but with less crap... Not that Hulu's selection (in Japan, at least) is any great shakes either. I got it for one month just to watch Ash vs. Evil Dead S3... anything else they have comes as a bonus. Siege was a small discovery though....
by HungFist
02 May 2018, 11:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I enjoyed Eraser as well. Saw in theatre when I was 10 years old. Re-watched it last year on rental BD. I may be alone in this, but End of Days is my favourite late (post True Lies) Arnie film. Siege (Canada, 1983) [Hulu] - 3.5/5 A pretty cool Assault on Prescient 13 variation. The police are on a s...
by HungFist
02 May 2018, 07:46
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The funny thread
Replies: 974
Views: 113371

Re: The funny thread

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by HungFist
01 May 2018, 13:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Markgway wrote:
01 May 2018, 12:17
HungFist wrote:
01 May 2018, 11:05
We do get a half naked (literally... the right half) Jennifer Lawrence though.
It's hard to get worked up about that when we've already had Rosario Dawson's labia in Trance.

Jen and co need to catch up! :D
Pervert.

:D
by HungFist
01 May 2018, 11:05
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9629
Views: 540573

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unusual for me, I watched three new films in cinema back to back. The Post (USA, 2017) [DCP] - 3.5/5 Enjoyable political thriller/drama, extremely timely for its theme (freedom of press) despite being set in the 1970s. Also nice to see a film with a 68 year old actress (Streep) and a 61 year old act...
by HungFist
30 Apr 2018, 06:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Shinjuku's Number One Drunk: Killer Tetsu (新宿酔いどれ番地 人斬り鉄) (Japan, 1977) [TV] - 2/5 Below average Toei yakuza mayhem from late 70s when the genre was already past its prime. Bunta Sugawara is the titular character, just out of prison and giving trouble to his own gang who don't know what to do with ...
by HungFist
30 Apr 2018, 06:23
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 37360

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Emergency Line (Japan, 1976) [TV] - 3.5/5 The last of the mid-70 action/detective shows with Sonny Chiba, this one makes an immediate impression with its grit and darkness. It's the usual 'group of detectives' (Chiba, Shihomi, Tani, Masaaki Daimon, Tamio Kawachi, Seigo Inoue, Yuriko Hishimi) patter...
by HungFist
30 Apr 2018, 05:46
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The funny thread
Replies: 974
Views: 113371

Re: The funny thread

Hulu has classified Rocky 4 as "love story"

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I'm not making this up! :lol:
by HungFist
30 Apr 2018, 05:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Youth of the Beast is a really cool film. Arrow will be releasing another similar Suzuki film, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! in July. It's already streaming in the UK.
by HungFist
30 Apr 2018, 05:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)
Replies: 24
Views: 296

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

TV Review / Not Available on DVD Shinjuku's Number One Drunk: Killer Tetsu (新宿酔いどれ番地 人斬り鉄) (1977) Below average Toei yakuza mayhem from late 70s when the genre was already past its prime. Bunta Sugawara is the titular character, just out of prison and giving trouble to his own gang who don't know w...
by HungFist
29 Apr 2018, 15:40
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 37360

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

Blazing Dragnet (Japan, 1975-1976) [TV] - 3/5 The third series in Sonny Chiba's mid-70s streak of action packed detective shows, following The Bodyguard (1974) and The Gorilla Seven (1975), all produced for NTV where Chiba had his on TV slot in 1974-1976. This follows the usual Japanese cop series ...
by HungFist
27 Apr 2018, 08:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4310
Views: 369235

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Rape Shot: Momoe’s Lips (レイプ・ショット 百恵の唇) (Japan, 1979) [VoD] - 2.5/5 This fast paced, surprisingly watchable pop thriller emerges as junk director Katsuhiko Fujii's best film. It's about a sleazy asshole reporter (Noriaki Abe with an amazing 70s moustache and perm) trying to bust pop star Miki (Mina...
by HungFist
27 Apr 2018, 06:43
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 37360

Re: Sonny Chiba Mega Review Thread

A few words about the technical quality of the two Dragon Princess DVDs . The BCI, which presents the English dubbed American cut of the film, is quite poor unfortunately. It's from a beaten print with pale colors and other issues. The Toei dvd, which features no subtitles sadly, has 10 times better...